Letter from the President

Hello and welcome to the Pennsylvania State University Panhellenic Website!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Penn State Panhellenic Community! With 18 National Panhellenic Conference chapters and three Associate chapters, Penn State Panhellenic is the largest women’s organization on campus. 

Our community is home to over 4,000 sorority women, who support each other in developing self-confidence, encouraging acceptance and inclusion, and prioritizing physical and mental wellness. While each Panhellenic Chapter offers unique experiences and involvements, our shared values of leadership, sisterhood, scholarship, and service unite us as a community. The uplifting atmosphere of the Panhellenic Community has enabled thousands of women to flourish during their time at Penn State. 

As an out-of-stater, I was especially nervous about coming to Penn State and finding myself as a student and a person on such a large campus. In hopes of gaining a sense of community, Freshman year I made the last-minute decision to go through Spring Primary Recruitment. Three years later, I can confidently say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! The experiences I’ve had within my Chapter and the Panhellenic Community as a leader, sister, and mentor have made a profound impact on the person I am today. The women I’ve met through Panhellenic have given me a sense of belonging, motivated me both in and out of the classroom, and helped me become a stronger, more confident person. Through friendships, sisterhood, and leadership, each and every member in this community has taught me something special to hold on to throughout my life. I am here to assure you that joining one of our Panhellenic chapters makes this large University feel like home. 

Leading the Panhellenic community has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in life. Myself and the 2024 Executive Board care so deeply about each of our chapters and are committed to promoting inclusion and empowerment in a community filled with such diverse, intelligent, and passionate women. My home is within Panhellenic, and I will do my best to make sure that you find yours and share a similar experience too!

I encourage you to explore our website, learn more about the Panhellenic Council and our 21 Chapters, and consider being a part of our Panhellenic family. If you have any questions or if I can help you with your Panhellenic journey in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email at pennstatephc@panhelpresident.com. We are, Penn State Panhellenic!

For the Glory, For the Future, and For the Kids.


Mary O’Connor

2024 Panhellenic Council President